From the Niagara Falls Review:
With help from some friends, Niagara comedian David Green has found the funny side to being lost in the woods.
Or at least the Niagara Gorge. Last fall, Green and a camera crew headed into the steep, often dangerous area near the Niagara River to film the “thrillarious” comedy Gorge. Read More…
From the Niagara Falls Reporter:
It’s been over ten years now since I addressed New York Power Authority executives at their re-licensing hearing seeking the elimination of the ice boom on Lake Erie – Niagara River. Read More…
From the Niagara Gazette:
Last week marked the 79th anniversary of the collapse of the Upper Steel Arch Bridge (better known as the “Honeymoon” Bridge). Opened in 1898, it was the third of four bridges Read More…
From Le Parisien:
Découvrir les Chutes du Niagara sous un autre angle.
On connaît l’image des Chutes du Niagara, ces impressionnants murs d’eau en forme de fer à cheval où la rivière Niagara effectue un saut de 51 mètres dans le vide. C’est en été que le spectacle est le plus impressionnant. Mais on oublie souvent que le site est tout aussi magique en hiver. Au plus fort de l’hiver, les chutes deviennent des sculptures de glace que l’on peut admirer jusqu’au dégel.
Translation courtesy of Google Translate:
Discover the Niagara Falls from a different angle.
We know the image of Niagara Falls, the impressive horseshoe-shaped water walls where the Niagara River jumps 51 meters in a vacuum. It is in summer that the show is most impressive. But we often forget that the site is just as magical in winter. At the height of winter, the falls become sculptures of ice that can be admired until the thaw.
From Niagara Frontier Publications:
Also, speaking of the outdoors and encouraging guests to stay longer, Cuomo announced big plans for Niagara Falls State Park and the Niagara Gorge on Monday while at the University at Buffalo.
“We’re going to reclaim 135,000 acres of the Niagara Gorge corridor, preserving the rich ecology,” Cuomo said. “It will be the largest expansion of green space since the days of Olmstead. Part of the gorge belongs to (the New York Power Authority), which committed $1 million for conservation to that section of it. We will complete the ecological restoration of the gorge and we also understand that we need to generate more activities for tourists on the Niagara Falls side of the falls. When you look across the river, you see Canada has more activities. … We need to correct that, and we’re going to do it in Niagara Falls. On Goat Island, we will create a year-round destination for tourism and build a world-class lodge with sweeping views of the Niagara River.
“(Empire State Development) will also be issuing (a request for proposal) to build greater outdoor activities on Goat Island that will boost tourism and give people an international destination to visit. So we’re very excited about that.”
From the Niagara Falls Review:
More than 40 acres along the Niagara Gorge on the American side between the Whirlpool Rapids and Rainbow bridges will undergo a three-year, $1-million restoration.
“This gorge is one of the most important places ecologically in the world with the plant diversity that it has, with the fresh water resource that we have at the Niagara River, with migratory bird habitat going through and across the gorge, with fish spawning habitat underneath,” said Jajean Rose, deputy executive director for the Western New York Land Conservancy.
“If we don’t do this work the diversity of plants and animals will continue to decrease and we’ll lose species. What this project will do is restore that natural, high bio-diversity corridor.”
WBFO, the NPR affiliate in Buffalo, had a short segment recently about Niagara Falls and the heroics of Red Hill Sr.:
Michael Clarkson grew up along the banks of the Niagara River. As a young reporter, he collected stories of people who challenged the river’s dangerous 165-foot Falls, including the first three to do so…
Clarkson also heard of a heroic river man and his family, whose tales are interwoven with the history of daredevilry and rescue at the Falls. Here’s their story.
William “Red” Hill Sr. was born on Oct. 27, 1887 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. His career saving lives began when he carried his 4-year-old sister, Cora, out of their family’s burning home…